The Luang Say Residence, the iconic 5 star French colonial heritage in Luang Prabang, featuring 32 luxury suites set within 8 pavilions. With the picturesque mountain backdrop and facilities that include a swimming pool, a library, the 1861 bar and the fine dining La Belle Epoque restaurant, this colonial style hotel brings the best of Laos’ past into the presence with elegance and style.
With a scenic backdrop of mountainous beauty fused with aesthetically pleasing décor at every turn, The Luang Say Residence environment mirrors the exploits historic nineteenth century French explorers.
La Belle Epoque Restaurant is situated within the scenic grounds of The Luang Say Residence, serving tantalizingly sumptuous cuisine from Laos and many other nations in South-East-Asia, treat your palate to something special.The Luang Say Residence is one of the most colonial iconic resorts in Luang Prabang, so visit today and see what it is all about.
The site perfectly blends into the city and reflects the colonial dream. At the heart of a tropical garden planted with lotus, a vast host house surrounded by large verandas and around it, five white pavilions covered by red tiles. The site revives the epic discoveries of the pioneers of the high Mekong.
The ancient architecture optimises thermos isolation and saves energy. The precious wood furniture, the linen and the vintage gravures serve as a reminder of the early explorers: botanists, photographers, drawers who attempted to tame the mystical river from Cochinchine to Yunnan, at the end of the nineteen’s century.
New administrators and settlers arrived through the Mekong. They transformed the image of the city and imposed, in the French Indochina epoch, an architecture imprinted with tradition and exoticism.
32 luxurious appointed residence suites including: 28 Pioneer Suites 43 sqm, 4 Explorator Suites 74 sqm. All suites include a flat screen television, satellite programming, air- conditioning, personal mini bar, idd telephone lines, wifi internet access, in-room safe and large bay windows allowing for natural daylight.
The twenty eight Pioneer Suites offer soothing views from their open terraces and bow windows. Mountain scenery can be enjoyed from the first floor suites, while the ground floor suites look out onto the tropical grounds.
Inside, private bathrooms also open onto intimate gardens providing natural light. The Pioneer Suites are available in king or twin size bedding. Our twin beds set up are made of two mattresses side by side placed in the same box spring. One Extra bed may be set up in these suites.
The four Explorator suites located on the upper floor of the main residence can accommodate couples or small families in absolute comfort.
Each suite offers twin or king sized beds with ample living space that includes a lounge area equipped with a writing desk and divan and open onto their own private, garden view terraces. The indulgent, spacious bathrooms feature oversized, egg shelled lacquer bathtubs, walk-in showers and double vanity units.
LA BELLE EPOQUE RESTAURANT
La Belle Epoque at The Luang Say Residence sits directly behind the grand entrance foyer and affords guests wonderful views over the inspiring tropical garden. Retractable window panels open up to welcome in the cooling mountain air, and diners can choose to enjoy their meal either inside or al fresco with a total of 50 covers guaranteeing every guest a table.
A seasonal, healthy and creative menu changes quarterly and features a tempting selection of regional dishes from Laos and other countries in South East Asia. Delicious local delicacies take diners on a memorable taste adventure.
The Dining Room delights and surprises its guests with simple yet sumptuous cuisine, attractively priced and served in impeccable surroundings. The heritage ambience and fine flavours also make the restaurant a popular venue for cocktail parties and special events.
1861 at The Luang Say Residence feels like a traditional colonial cafe. Mirrors on the walls create an appealing sense of space and during the day the room is filled with natural light.
Original colonial era furnishings include studded leather sofas, marble tables, and traditional bistro chairs on the terrace. During cooler months, a marble fireplace warms 1861 while a modest library corner adds an intimate ambience.
In keeping with the heritage theme of the resort, 1861also features a display area with French and local ethnic hunting weapons, hunting trophies and photographs of Indochinese hunting trips.
Insect collections and botanical boards about Laotian flora and fauna add a fascinating twist, along with historical maps of the region. Fine wines come from around the world, while a range of enticing cocktails.
TERRASSE DES COLONIES
Terrasse des Colonies at The Luang Say Residence is situated around the swimming pool nearby the 1861 bar. Perfect place to unwind after a long and exhausting journey or a busy day exploring the charm of Luang Prabang and its surrounding.
Sit back and relax in a colorful oasis of tranquility under the pergola whilst sampling culinary delights from our Eurasian menu or simply sipping one of our signature cocktails. Come and enjoy a generously well-balanced breakfast surrounded by lush gardens, a tasty lazy lunch chilling by the pool or a fine dinner under a starry night sky.
On the ground floor, the foyer, built in local stones is open to natural ventilation during the beautiful season. An ancient standing counter, an antique clock, Marelli fans imported by the French between 1910 and 1930, a round velvet sofa, and low lamps provide intimate lighting to this lobby and create a cosy living room atmosphere.
A majestic wooden staircase accentuates the grandeur of this space. Upstairs, a beam of skylight illuminates the space surrounded by a passageway leading to four Explorator suites.
The diagonal pattern tile floors and the columns are reminiscent of the interior decoration during the protectorate epoch. Laotian water jar replicas by Jean-Pierre Cuomo stand behind the counter.
THE LIBRARY FUMOIR
This fascinating space resembles a cabinet of wonders and curiosities. On the full-height wall wainscot, are displayed French and local ethnic hunting weapons, crossbows and lances treasured by explorers are displayed.
A butterfly collection from Vang Vieng is a tribute to Henri Mouhot, discoverer and naturalist who died in Laos in 1861. Glass-paneled cabinets hold betel boxes, pestle and mortar, weights and Hmong opium and tobacco pipes, for an initiation to the art of betel and opium.
The library shelves offer a collection of ancient and recent books on Laos. The lounge opens to a terrace, shaded by a grapevine-covered pergola. A meditative space overlooking the swimming pool, the gardens or the distant hills, is an invitation to total relaxation.
KUANG SI WATERFALLS AND SUNSET CRUISE
Luang Prabang is located among some incredible natural surroundings, Venture out to discover the picturesque Kuang Si waterfalls, enjoy a shot hike in the national park before arriving at the falls for an optional swim. Then return by boat and catch the sunset view from the mighty Mekong River
THE MYSTERIOUS PAK OU CAVES BY BOAT
Visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves and its thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeters to two meters in height. Travel by river boat and pass by typical Laotian villages along the way.